My word for 2020

Friday, January 10

I've been hit or miss when it comes to picking a word each year. I love the concept of living into a meaningful word and painting it on the blank canvas of the future. In 2013, the year we left for Nepal, my word was metamorphous, to literally become new. And by the end of that year, I rendered myself new, in mind and body (you can see this post as proof for emotional health and this post as true for physical health!)

So this year, I have been believing for healing and freedom, and thought that one of those two words would be THE word. I cozied up on my couch, tea in hand, and started to praise God and press into what HE has for me these next 365 days.

The minute I closed my eyes the word came....

It seemed so funny and so light and airy and refreshing,
I literally started to laugh,
giggled with childish delight.

I immediately loved it and the corners of my mouth turned up in smile to our heavenly father, who truly is the creative One.

I looked it up...

"the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigor" 

ok. I like where this is going.

"a youthful or healthy glow in a person's complexion"

Stunned, yes.
THIS. this. this is what I desire...

a beauty of heart
a freshness for life
a vigor for God's kingdom
a glow that comes only from the Holy Spirit who radiates through us

May this be a year where the hibernation ends and the springtime bloom begins.
Lord, I am ready for this.

Come dear Gardener of my heart,
till the soil mingled with truth and lies.
Throw out the rocks of deceit,
nourish me with the fruit of your spirit.

and may I bloom and grow in the sunshine of your love,
may every petal sing your glory forever more.

Aaaannnddddd, if I needed a further sign that this was my word, let me tell you a true story...

Right after God downloaded this word to me, I opened my eyes and the song Edelweiss from the Sound of Music was playing (Avie's new favorite movie, which makes me a proud mama...I digress)
 Can you guess what line blared into my ears right at that very moment?

"BLOOM & Grow...BLOOM and grow foreeeevvvveeerrrrrr"

Oh sweet Jesus. He is good.

Did you pick a word this year? Would love to hear what it is:) xoxo

ps- Thank YOU for all the love you gave me on my last post via IG, FB or my blog. You guys, I cried  tears of love because of the way you rallied around and breathed life into my weary soul. Thank you!

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